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USA, House of Representatives approves ban on assault weapons. Biden: ‘The Senate should do the same’

There were 217 votes in favor and 213 against. Only two Republicans joined the Democrats in the vote. The action targets the types of Ar-15 rifles used in most school mass killings. House Speaker Pelosi: ‘A critical step’

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It was held in the United States, where the House, by a democratic majority – by 217 votes to 213 against – approved a law banning offensive weapons and war. Only two Republicans joined the Democrats in the vote. The action targets the types of Ar-15 rifles used in most mass school killings, such as the a Uvald, Texas. However, it must be emphasized that the law is doomed to fall into the Senate, he also wrote ReutersWhere are the Republicans Agree on unwillingness to limit the sale of offensive weapons.

Pelosi: ‘A decisive step’

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Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the approval “a critical step in the face of gun violence.” In 1994, the Democratic majority, under the presidency of Bill Clinton, passed a law banning assault weapons for 10 years. This measure had reduced the killings and massacres, but in 2004 the Republican majority shut them down, accepting requests from armed lobbyists.

Biden: ‘The Senate will approve now’

After the vote, Joe Biden’s reaction came: “Most of the American people agree with this common sense action.” Then the president immediately turned his attention to the Senate game: “I invite him to move quickly to sign the law and get it to my office.”

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Arms Lobby: “Attack on Freedom”

But the gun lobby is already on the rise. The National Rifle Association (NRA) quickly criticized the House vote, calling it an “attack on the freedom and civil rights of law-abiding Americans,” according to a tweet.